A scant decade ago, packet-filter firewalls were sufficient to protect against virtually all threats coming from the internet. Today, however, the number, variety and sophistication of threats against business networks have multiplied, and firewalls and antivirus software on desktops are no longer sufficient. This has led to the evolution of unified threat management (UTM) solutions, reports Fortinet’s Richard Stiennon.
The US, Germany and China are the top three countries with web servers serving malware but the US comes in at 40%.
3Com has announced four products and solutions to extend the company’s secure network fabric (SNF) to next-generation data centres and virtual networks.
The SonicOS 5.6 deep packet inspection for SSL traffic is an upgrade to the operating system for the SonicWALL TZ, NSA and E-Class NSA firewalls.
The Triton unified security architecture combines Websense Web, data and email security into a single platform for unified content analysis and management.
Tripwire has announced the Tripwire Log Centre log and event management software solution that analyses event and change information for continuous compliance and non-stop security.
WatchGuard Technologies has launched the WatchGuard Managed Security Services Program (MSSP) that allows users to reduce IT operation costs while increasing network, application and data protection.
An Aussie security company has been ranked eighth in the 2009 BRW Fast 100 list.
Bosch Security Systems has introduced an updated version of its Divar Control Center software that enables users of Divar-2 systems to extend their systems with the Divar XF Hybrid H.264 recorders. The software provides an easy and economical upgrade path, enabling Divar-2 users to increase the flexibility and capabilities of their installation and even migrate to IP.
Hewlett-Packard has announced HP Cloud Assure, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering designed to help businesses safely and effectively adopt cloud-based services. HP Cloud Assure helps customers validate security - by scanning networks, operating systems, middleware layers and web applications.
Verizon Business has announced its next-generation managed security services (MSS) platform that is designed to safeguard corporate networks by proactively identifying vulnerabilities and prioritising threats across the extended enterprise, resulting in better visibility, enhanced security and reduced risk.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), in Brisbane, is one of Australia’s most successful universities with emphasis on courses and research. With 40,000 students and 3800 employees across a global network, QUT, like many institutions of higher learning, has to ensure that file attributes, network device configurations and data structures are not unknowingly changed Â– either through internal accidents or from malicious outside attacks.
The SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (E-Class NSA) Series is engineered to drive down administrative complexity, while defending against the entire spectrum of network attacks, both externally and internally. It offers centralised management, network segmentation, multiple deployment options and advanced networking features for control and flexibility. Combining multi-core technology with unrestricted deep packet inspection, E-Class NSAs are scalable and reliable and high performers in the multifunction threat appliances class.
Marketing agency He Said She Said (HS3) has renewed a three-year computer security licence with Sophos. HS3 is an award-winning content marketing agency, headquartered in Surry Hills, with an impressive list of clients including Vodafone and the Commonwealth Bank. The agency takes a story-based approach to branded content that helps marketers involve their brand in their customers’ stories.
Landgate is the statutory authority responsible for the state of Western Australia’s land and property information. The digital and hard copy services it offers include a secure land titles system, a land and property information library, and land valuation services. To provide these services, Landgate collects geospatial data from surveys, aerial photographs and satellite imagery.